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RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

In 2001 we had a large addition put on our old farm house. In 2017 we had some major storm damage to the inside and outside of the house. Contractor that did the addition told me "we don't do insurance claims, we are only doing new construction or new additions". They lost my business and referral forever.
allen8106 06/20/19 11:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire plugs

Prefer a patch, have used plugs and none have failed that I'm aware of.
allen8106 06/20/19 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Reduced water flow from pump

Blow air backwards from the faucets towards the tank and see if anything comes out.
allen8106 06/18/19 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Mouse Smell In Ducts Over 1 year now - will it sell?

I'm guessing he's not talking about dead mouse smell but rather the mouse urine smell.
allen8106 06/18/19 11:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding 2nd air, converting from 30 amp to 50 amp

take out the air vent some are pre wired. A 30 amp unit likely won't be.
allen8106 06/18/19 11:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: no water pressure thru hot water side

If it was working and then quit without you doing anything it is probably the check valve on the output of the water heater. Obviously I've not seen all RV hot water heaters but I've never seen a check valve on an RV hot water heater.
allen8106 06/17/19 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Installing a clean out at home

1). How far away should the clean out be from the rig (away from the rig and/or downstream)? This is my most important question. No more than the length of one dump hose. 2). Is there a pipe thickness/material I should be requiring? Schedule 80. 3). For the hose hookup, is there a kind/brand I need to mandate? Nope. 4). Tips to make sure it doesn’t stink (like threaded cap, any shapes/slope I need to look for, etc.) Threaded cap and no more and no less than 1/4" drop per foot on the run to the existing sewer line.
allen8106 06/14/19 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hose question........

Because of my experiences I have a 50 foot and two 25 foot fresh water hoses, two 15 foot black water dump hoses and one 25 foot hose for the black water flusher.
allen8106 06/14/19 01:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stabilizers

I've only used JT Strongarms and only on one rig but I love them. I have had to use the kin pin tripod since I installed the Stronarms.
allen8106 06/14/19 12:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Engine torque

I've never owned a Ford so have no experience with them. I did own a 2009 GMC 2500 with the 6.0l gas engine in it. In 2012 we towed our 10,500 lb 5th wheel from Kansas to California and back up though the Grand Canyon south rim area and an Las Vegas. On the way back on I40 we were turning 5000 RPM up hill and barely doing 40 mph. I told the wife then that if we ever did this again I would have a diesel. Bought a 2013 GMC 2500 6.6l Diesel a year later. My point being I was never impressed with the 6.0 capabilities when towing up hills. The tranny downshifted every 10 miles between home and Holbrook, AZ and I could never use the cruise control. With my diesel the tranny downshifted once doing the same route and I used the cruise the entire way.
allen8106 06/12/19 12:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Excessive receiver/shank play on new truck

You need something like this. Here's another version I had considered buying. Link
allen8106 06/12/19 11:54am Towing
RE: New Tires For A Brand New Trailer

I ran my original tires 5 years and about 20,000 miles with no issues. Those tires were U.S. made Goodyear Marathons. There were no known issues with them when I replaced them. I only replaced them due to the RV Nation 5 year rule. As for your tires, a lot depends on brand and country of origin. If they are made in China you can run them but I would keep them at maximum side wall cold pressure and keep a very close eye on them. Literally check then every time before you pull out of the drive or campground looking for any signs of separation or abnormal wear.
allen8106 06/12/19 11:48am Towing
RE: TST 507 tire monitor system

I've had my 507 series since early 2012 and have replaced the batteries twice in 7 years. I leave my sensors on 24/7. It's my understanding that there is no power draw unless the sensors are transmitting to a powered up receiver. I could be wrong about that but that's what I remember hearing.
allen8106 06/12/19 11:39am Towing
RE: Hitch Help Needed - Transfer Old or Buy New

Demco sells and adapter plate to mount older hitches in newer trucks with the puck system. I bought one for my 2018 GMC and it works fine.
allen8106 06/12/19 11:36am Towing
RE: 2 - 6 Volt Batteries - Newb question

Batteries need to be equalized at least monthly to stay healthy. If your converter can't do that then you need to find an alternative.
allen8106 06/12/19 11:13am Tech Issues
RE: Suggestions for RV panel install, long run

You need to be less than 3% voltage drop. For your distance you need either #1 copper or 2/0 Aluminum to stay under 3% voltage drop. That's based of 240', 120 volts, 50 amps, single phase, single conductor per leg.
allen8106 06/12/19 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Parallel batteries and a question regarding reserve capacity

Thank you all for the quick responses.. Matt_colie, what battery specifically would you recommend? Crown batteries are my recommendation.
allen8106 06/11/19 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Wanting to replace furniture

Check out Recpro.
allen8106 06/11/19 11:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Reese Signature Hitch

Demco makes an adapter bracket for newer Dodges/Rams. https://www.demco-products.com/rv-towing/hijacker/factory-prep-brackets/dodge-prep-truck-bracket/ I bought a second gen for my GMC and it works great.
allen8106 06/10/19 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 240V from 120V generator

What do you have that is 240 volts and critical? I would thing the fridge a few lights and a few outlets would be fine in an emergency. Furnace should run on 120 power. Retreat to the RV if you need air conditioning or to cook. +1 to get an electrician to look at it. AC, furnace and well pump. I don't have any built in fossil fuel heat. Giving out of water would be the most painful. I live out in the county also and this is the very reason why my well pump runs on 120 volt. I doubt your furnace is 240 volt. Your AC certainly is but not the furnace.
allen8106 06/05/19 02:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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